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All set for the show

All set for the show

The Orbost Agricultural Show is still being planned to go ahead on Monday, March 8, at the Newmerella Recreation Reserve, pending COVID-19 restrictions.Although the schedule will look quite different due to the pandemic, it is still set to be the wonderful community event that it is, made safe by the introduction of hand sanitiser stations placed around the site in accordance with the organising...
Mine hearing delayed

Mine hearing delayed

The hearing into the proposed Fingerboards Mineral Sand Mine at Glenaladale has been adjourned to May 3 following a directions hearing yesterday.An Inquiry and Advisory Committee was due to commence hearing the matter on Monday but it was adjourned, due to procedural fairness, because of new information presented by Kalbar.In documents submitted by the mining proponent, Kalbar, into the...
Meetings Postponed

Meetings Postponed

The Inspector-General for Emergency Management this week postponed six Fire Season Inquiry community meetings scheduled for the Far East from Monday through to today in accordance with COVID-19 lockdowns.Victoria’s Inspector-General for Emergency Management, Tony Pearce, is leading the independent Inquiry into the 2019/20 Victorian Fire Season, which is now focusing on the relief and recovery...
Lockdown angst

Lockdown angst

Owner of the Metung Hotel, David Strange, has taken a swipe at Premier Dan Andrews’ lockdown on regional Victoria, saying it is unnecessary.Mr Strange said it was disappointing to have to inform his 43 staff last week that the hotel would be closing for five days.“They have bills to pay, it’s hurting them,” Mr Strange told the Lakes Post.In a tweet Mr Strange put out on Sunday he implored the...
Being prepared in the forest

Being prepared in the forest

When the Black Summer bushfires swept through Clifton Creek toward the end of 2019, the Hermans were probably the most prepared for the onslaught.Robyn and John Hermans with their son, Ben, their daughter, Jill, and her partner, Gabe, who reside on 90 acres beside the Nicholson River, never thought for one moment of evacuating.The family started building their idyllic sanctuary deep in the bush...
Remembering the devastating February 1970 summer floods

Remembering the devastating February 1970 summer floods

This week marks 50 years since Orbost’s most damaging flood ripped through the town.The February floods of 1970 will live long in the memory of those who saw them, while this article will break down what those people faced at the time.Ten bridges ranging in length from 30 feet to 200 feet were washed away and 40 culverts (two to six feet in diameter) were washed out.That was the preliminary...

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